Working at home

Lot to do, and of course, once again, my laptop starts to play up. Used to work fine – connect to my home PC with a crossover cable, share the internet connection, et voila! – now it doesn’t. Ever since I got broadband in… grrrr. So if anyone knows how to get it to work, please drop me a line! Update: Firewall was blocking access… duh… me stupid.

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Calling all blokes

(Hey, let’s not be sexist about this, Calling all women too) The time is open us again to proactively participate in a fundamental survey into the social, commercial and philosophical makeup of today’s society. Yes, it’s time to vote for the FHM 100 Sexiest Women. Ahhh Wooo, and indeed, Hoooo, and not forgetting the Raarrrrrr. Ohh and please abstain from any ‘men are shallow’ comments. We know we are and are fully comfortable with that fact. I could go as far as to suggest that it’s only women who are uncomfortable with that, but I won’t as that’s just a huge can of worms… which might frighten off some of you ladies… so I might… Sorry, feeling a bit bleuch …

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Cross Country

My Dad (who gets his second mention of the day) is a P.E. teacher. He wasn’t sadistic at home, in fact he was a pretty darn good Dad to have if you ask me, and as he’s my Dad it’s only my opinion that counts (ohhh and my sister’s). I didn’t go to the school my Dad teaches at, instead I got one of his friends as my P.E. teacher. As such I guess I was singled out for a little bit of teasing in P.E. class. Such as when practising the shotput, failing miserably (I wasn’t very athletic as a child), and being told that “My granny could piss further than that McLean.. “. Anyway, I digress. As with …

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Ya spoon…

Mike has some guests this week, one of which is Anna who has been persuaded from her little red boat onto dry land. She recently posted about roses and spoons. For some reason we used “Spoon!” as an insult when we were at school. Wish I could remember why… Anyway, her list is funny in a “mouthful of coffee spat out all over keyboard whilst work colleagues look at you like some deranged idiot who is giggling his head off” kinda way. You have been warned.

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Hey Dad!

My Dad has just spent some time recording some of his LP’s to a digital format on his PC. Cue the finding of a record deck, then the purchasing of new needles, then a pre-amp, then the right cables etc etc etc. He has gotten it working now and soon I’ll be able to download all the songs of Rabbie Burns at my leisure. However it seems that technology is ahead of him. A guy named Ofer Springer decided to see if he could optically scan a vinyl record (on a flatbed scanner) and digitally ‘record’ from the image, to extract the music (via some clever decoding software): Digital Needle – A Virtual Gramophone. Fascinating.

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Sweet toothI missed this completely, so thanks to Scotblog for pointing it out. It seems that Nestle were going to pull production of condensed milk – a sweet thick milk – and so jeopardise the tablet (and banoffee pie) industry in Scotland.Thankfully they have reversed their decision so Scottish tablet is saved from a sticky end.

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Genius or madmanSteven K.Roberts, creator of Behemoth, “A freewheeling lifestyle aboard a computerized recumbent bicycle”, and Microship, “Integrated Platforms for Open-Ended Technomadic Adventure” (likes to use the word “gizmological”). I say genius, what say you?

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BBC 3There is something odd about seeing an advert for a TV station appear in a cinema. Reminds me of the opening lines to that kid’s show “Why don’t you”. Remember? “Why Don’t You Just Switch Off Your Television Set And Go Out And Do Something Less Boring Instead” which, even at that tender age made me think ‘so what they are saying is don’t watch this programme and go and do something else, isn’t that a bit odd’ (deep stuff for 8 year old). The scary part of this is that I’ve just spent the best part of an hour browsing through TV Cream. That site really should carry some sort of warning, but was handy to find some …

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